Whether chosen or unexpected, all change brings stress. Kristen Strong knows about change--especially the kind you didn't choose. Over the years, she's fought hard to learn an important truth: change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from a God who works through it, not in spite of it.
In this hope-filled book, Kristen invites you to see all the ways you are loved and cared for in the midst of change. She walks alongside you as a friend, gently ushering you toward a new view of change, one that meets you at the crossroads of your own sense of anxiety and God's sense of purpose. With practical advice for coping in every part of life, she draws from her own experiences, the stories of others, and stories from Scripture to help you find contentment, purpose, and renewed strength.
Kristen Strong is a popular blogger at Chasing Blue Skies (chasingblueskies.net) and DaySpring's (in)courage, as well as a writer whose work has appeared in MOMSense and Family Fun magazines. She and her husband, David, have three children. Together this military family has zig-zagged across the country (and one ocean!) several times, and they currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to read and review this book. I am not a lover of change. I've had a lot of changes in my life, especially my adult life, and every time something changes, I'm not a happy camper. This book really spoke to my heart about change and how to focus on the positive rather than the negative when it comes to change.
Kristen shares stories from her life and how many changes she has been through. She is a military wife so you can imagine the changes she has been through. I really liked how she shared from her heart throughout the book as I felt she could truly relate to my own fears of change.
She also tells us that change can be good or bad, but both are stressful, because we can feel out of control and that frightens us. However, she also shares how we can thrive through the changes that happen in our life. I loved how she shares a prayer at the end of each chapter to help us learn to pray through change. She also shares a lot of Scripture that will quiet our hearts and give us strength.
I've been through a lot of change over the past year and a half and I know there will be other changes in the future. This book gave me hope that God is totally in control of these changes and that he has a light at the end of the tunnel for me and for you. I loved this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars. Trust me, you're going to want to read this book!
*This book was provided to me by the publisher and Revell Reads
Blessings - Julie